Artadi Valdeginés 2015
Este tinto es uno de los grandes vinos parcelarios de Artadi. Con él se siguen las directrices de la viticultura ecológica. Cuenta con un esqueleto definido y estructurado de formas angulosas que denotan sobriedad. Se manifiesta con un discurso prudente en sus primeros años, pero se deja sentir en boca la fortaleza de sus taninos ensamblados. Un vino fresco que invita a seguir bebiendo. Aromas límpidos, penetrantes, directos y llenos de candidez natural. Estructura tánica angulosa y precisa de alta definición. Marcados recuerdos de frutas y discurso desenfadado en su final de boca. Un vino de fresca y espontánea juventud.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
Since 2014, all of Artadi's wines have been sold without appellation of origin, but their origin is, of course, Rioja, as most of the vineyards are in Laguardia or in the nearby villages. The 2015 Valdeginés fermented with indigenous yeasts in open-top vats like before, but the time in barrel was shortened to nine months (from 12). The year was dry and this is a little warmer. The fruit feels quite forward and black rather than red, without the tannic structure of the 2014s. They are very different vintages. There is some more lightness on the finish here, and I had difficulties deciding which one I preferred. The truth is that 2014, 2015 and 2016 are very good vintages for Artadi. 2017 has been more difficult, and the wines feel a little tannic from the lack of rain. 13,000 bottles produced. - Luis Gutiérrez.
Great black and blue fruit, but if you pay attention, it will pull you down into its rooty, earthy depths. Seriously concentrated, but very fresh with really polished tannins, the finish very long and complete. Drink or hold.
Valdeginés used to go into Pagos Viejos, a wine which, says López de Lacalle, was ‘sacrificed’ in order to make way for a focus on single vineyard wines. The vineyard is east-facing at 600m on deep clay-limestone soils. The first impression is of freshness and delicacy, and the flavour builds to Morello cherry fruit with a firm binding of tannin. Fermented in open-top vats before barrel-aged for nine months. Drinking Window 2018 - 2028